Marc McCole wants to

End unpaid internships

unpaid internships are an overwhelmingly illegal and cynical practice, under the guise of work experience

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  • Marc McCole
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Marc McCole
Marc McCole Campaign leader

a nice example. sandberg was guilty of perpetuating this practice, and doubled-back when the negative media attention hit.

Sheryl Sandberg ‘Leans In’ to another controversy

Washington Post
  Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of  “Lean In.” (Jean-Christophe Bott — AP) This post has been updated to include a response from a spokeswoman for LeanIn.Org. When Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg released her girl-power tome, Lean In, she faced a barrage of criticism. Some argued that her…Read More
Marc McCole
Marc McCole Campaign leader

the gender pay gap sets an early tone with internships #internnation - "77 percent of unpaid interns are women"

Ross Perlin’s “Intern Nation,” on life as an intern

Washington Post
Those realities are the subject of Ross Perlin’s eye-opening book “Intern Nation” — and they can be stark. Tens of thousands of Americans every year enter into exploitative work arrangements, doing menial tasks for little or no pay because they view such gigs as the price of admission to the white-collar world. Unprotected by anti-discrimination…Read More

These guys say it best. Underpaying and overworking your staff isn't the best way to attract top talent, many of which will pass by an…Read More

Dear startups: Stop giving internships a bad name

This is a guest post by Heather R. Huhman, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships. Dear startup founders: Your unpaid internship practices are giving internships a bad name, and we’d like you to stop. Startups can definitely gain from hiring interns, but it’s important to give them a quality experience — and compensate them for it. …Read More

"Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns -- and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them…Read More

How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns

The Atlantic
Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns -- and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, shown with his interns in July 2012, is one of the few senators who pays his interns -- at least in the summer. (Flickr) If you walk into any of the 100…Read More